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04th Mar 2018

Most transport services will be operating on Monday – but don’t expect a “normal” day

Michael Lanigan

If you’re using public transport or commuting on Monday, take note.

The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group has warned the public that although transport will resume on Monday, they have stressed that it “will not be a normal Monday in many areas.”

“Nature demonstrated its raw power in many areas of the country during this week,” the NECG said after reviewing the situation on Sunday morning. “This is something we haven’t seen for thirty-five years and very challenging conditions exist in many areas.”

Noting that the Monday commute will remain an issue, they have urged people to use public transport where possible.


The motorway network is open, significant lane restrictions will remain in place and motorists are asked to travel at “appropriate speeds.”

In particular, the potential volume of traffic on the M7 poses some difficulties on account of the heavy snowfall in Kildare. As a result of this, between Junction 8 and 10 at Naas, there will be a restriction to one lane.

Motorists have also been advised to avoid the M7 at peak times on Monday morning.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus resumed its operations on Sunday 4 March with the vast majority of routes operating as per the normal schedule.

These services will operate normally on Monday, 5 March with some curtailments in place. For this reason, customers are being told to expect delays in the morning and to allow extra time for their journeys, especially at peak times.

Extra Dublin Bus employees will be at all locations to ensure that a full fleet operates across the network from the first bus in the morning. For more information, a full list of routes currently in operation are available on their website, with regular updates due to be issued throughout the day.

Real Time Information, however, will be unavailable. It will return once full service is restored.

Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann resumed the majority of its services, while noting that these are subject to change, depending on road conditions.

Delays are to be expected on the expressway services, while the X2 services from Wexford to Dublin and Dublin Airport will operate first departure at 2am on Monday morning.

In the north-west and south-west, the only service that will not be fully resuming is Route 350, which will only be operating between Galway and Ballyvaughan.

In the east and south-east, all services will resume except for Route 70 between Dudalk and Mullingar; Route 105 between Drogheda and Blanchardstown; Route 107 between Navan and Kells; Route 109B between Dublin and Trim; Route 111A between Cavan and Delvin; Route 120 between Dublin and Tullamore; and Route 124 between Dublin and Portlaoise.

Route 132 from Dublin to Bunclody has been cancelled and will be under review on Monday morning, while Eurolines Routes 871 and 880 will be fully operational with a few expected delays.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail services resumed on all routes on Sunday, with the exception being Connolly to Rosslare Europort and the M3 Parkway to Clonsilla, although these will resume on Monday.

Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh is only expected to resume on Monday evening.

All services will however be in operation on Tuesday 6 March.


The Luas Green Line services were operating Sandyford to Broombridge in both directions on Sunday, while there was no service from Sandyford to Brides Glen.

The Red Line services were also in operation between the Red Cow and The Point in both directions, but again, there was no service between from Red Cow to both Tallaght and Saggart.

All closed sections of both lines will open following inspections of the tracks and platforms. However, Transport for Ireland has not yet to confirmed if this will take place before Monday morning.


Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports opened on Sunday, although airports are advising passengers to check with airlines before they travel.

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